Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb, MD

Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb, MD

Gynecologic Oncology | Male | 49 years old

There's no question that Weill Cornell offers all the benefits and resources of a world-class academic medical center – but we present ourselves more like your local community hospital. What makes us different is the patient-friendly environment. The human element is still emphasized here." Dr. Holcomb is a Gynecologic Oncologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College and works closely with other members of the Weill Cornell Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. He also closely collaborates with colleagues in the departments of Hematology Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Surgery. He is gratified to work with so many gifted colleagues and to deliver the benefits of cutting-edge medicine to the patients they share. In addition to helping diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers, Dr. Holcomb continues to develop more effective techniques in chemical, radiological and surgical treatments for these pernicious conditions. He is also very interested and active in the development of robotic and laparoscopic surgical techniques for gynecologic cancers. Dr. Holcomb was recently appointed Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Holcomb's research contributions to the field of gynecologic oncology have included dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, an interactive CD-ROM, and many presentations at regional and national conferences and symposia. His research activities include clinical trials of new chemotherapy regimens as well as research in endometrial cancers and lymph node sampling. Topics of his research articles and presentations have included treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer, pre-invasive cervical lesions in HIV-positive women, and analyses of cell characteristics in human ovarian cancers. His dedication to medical education was recognized by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he received the National Faculty Award in 2002 and 2004. He has been named one of New York's Top Doctors by New York Magazine, one of the New York Metro Area's Top physicians by Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd., and one of America's Leading Doctors by Black Enterprise magazine. Dr. Holcomb served as the President of the Board of Advisors for the American Cancer Society Upper Manhattan Office as well as President of the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society. Dr. Holcomb believes strongly in a humanistic approach to medicine and establishing a personal connection with his patients. He believes the quality of patient care is enhanced by the quality of the caregiver's commitment to care. If the patient feels cared about as a person, it helps every aspect of that patient's medical care. "The more I practice, the more I appreciate the training I received here at Weill Cornell." A graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Dr. Holcomb received his M.D. at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. His post-doctoral training has included an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the State University of New York Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn-Kings County Hospital Center. Formerly the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at New York's Beth Israel Medical Center, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Holcomb joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006.Read more

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Dr. Holcomb believes strongly in a humanistic approach to medicine and establishing a personal connection with his patients. He believes the quality of patient care is enhanced by the quality of the caregiver's commitment to care. If the patient feels cared about as a person, it helps every aspect of that patient's medical care.Read more

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Wait time excessive. PA did not do a thorough medical history and doctor relying on that information.
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There is no one better than Dr Holcomb!!! He is the most decent doctor I have ever met!!! I have been his patient for almost nine years and in that time I have never felt rushed during my appointments! He is super bright but doesn't have an arrogant bone in his body! He is kind and he is extremely gentle!!! I could go on and on!!!
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Dr. Holcomb, An amazing person and Surgeon, felt very comfortable with him. Being int he medical field i had a million questions, he answered all of them had lots of patience with me. He is very soft spoken & kind. I went or a few opinions and none compared to him . Great Surgeon , Great Team, Great Hospital !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There's no question that Weill Cornell offers all the benefits and resources of a world-class academic medical center – but we present ourselves more like your local community hospital. What makes us different is the patient-friendly environment. The human element is still emphasized here."

 Dr. Holcomb is a Gynecologic Oncologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College and works closely with other members of the Weill Cornell Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. He also closely collaborates with colleagues in the departments of Hematology Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Surgery.  He is gratified to work with so many gifted colleagues and to deliver the benefits of cutting-edge medicine to the patients they share.

 In addition to helping diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers, Dr. Holcomb continues to develop more effective techniques in chemical, radiological and surgical treatments for these pernicious conditions. He is also very interested and active in the development of robotic and laparoscopic surgical techniques for gynecologic cancers.  Dr. Holcomb was recently appointed Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery. 

 Dr. Holcomb's research contributions to the field of gynecologic oncology have included dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, an interactive CD-ROM, and many presentations at regional and national conferences and symposia. His research activities include clinical trials of new chemotherapy regimens as well as research in endometrial cancers and lymph node sampling. Topics of his research articles and presentations have included treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer, pre-invasive cervical lesions in HIV-positive women, and analyses of cell characteristics in human ovarian cancers.

 His dedication to medical education was recognized by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he received the National Faculty Award in 2002 and 2004. He has been named one of New York's Top Doctors by New York Magazine, one of the New York Metro Area's Top physicians by Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd., and one of America's Leading Doctors by Black Enterprise magazine. Dr. Holcomb served as the President of the Board of Advisors for the American Cancer Society Upper Manhattan Office as well as President of the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society. 

 Dr. Holcomb believes strongly in a humanistic approach to medicine and establishing a personal connection with his patients. He believes the quality of patient care is enhanced by the quality of the caregiver's commitment to care. If the patient feels cared about as a person, it helps every aspect of that patient's medical care.

 "The more I practice, the more I appreciate the training I received here at Weill Cornell."

 A graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Dr. Holcomb received his M.D. at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. His post-doctoral training has included an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the State University of New York Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn-Kings County Hospital Center. Formerly the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at New York's Beth Israel Medical Center, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Holcomb joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006.

Dr. Holcomb's Care Philosophy

Dr. Holcomb believes strongly in a humanistic approach to medicine and establishing a personal connection with his patients. He believes the quality of patient care is enhanced by the quality of the caregiver's commitment to care. If the patient feels cared about as a person, it helps every aspect of that patient's medical care.

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  •  Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  •  Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Newyork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kings County Hospital

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair